Says Keith Weber, President of the Keith Weber Company, a roofing and water-proofing business in the San Francisco bay area, “They (Passaic Rubber) have the best flashing. I love their new neoprene Peel & Stick said Webber who just recently opened a roofing accessories supply business. “I can sell a ton of it because it’s more versatile and durable than anything out there.
The commonly available self bonding rubber flashing, also known by its chemical name as EPDM, is suitable for waterproofing and roofing because of its malleability and long-term resiliency. It is generally sold in a sheet of varying thickness and then cut and applied. However for repairs or sealing other kind of materials, EPDM is not compatible and the seal will fail.
Rubber Co. president JD Mathey said “Neoprene Peel & Stick rubber flashing works in a similar way as EPDM, but is designed to be permanently seal metal, fiberglass, concrete, EPDM, asphalt and most other materials.” People in the commercial construction, roofing and waterproofing industries know the advantages of neoprene such as its resistance to chemicals, petroleum products and resists bleeding or softening like EPDM. Mathey continued “ professionals like its simplicity and it is actually stronger than normal flashing too.” While not available to the retail do-it-your-self due to package sizes, smaller roofing contractors and waterproofing companies can obtain the products Peel & Stick through roofing distributers.
Asked if this product is suitable for the consumer market Mathey replied ”it certainly is because it is flexible and easy to apply without a box full of chemical bonding agents.” Mathey would not comment about discussions with “big box” stores or other national chains.
Passaic Rubber Company is a family owned fourth generation business that carries a longstanding tradition of quality. Since 1919 the company has been a contract manufacturer and OEM manufacturer of calendered rubber, rubber rollers and covers, waterproofing materials, truly endless belting, and rubber linings. Their products can be found protecting Golden Gate and George Washington Bridges, new Freedom Tower to agricultural equipment, food processing and pharmaceutical production. All Passaic Rubber products are “made in the U.S.A.”
For more information visit http://www.passaic.com